A 3D .stl file is created using a combination of techniques. Some design elements are first created in 2D programs, others are completely created in 3D.

Repetition, re-iteration and 3D fractals are favourite themes.  The file is then directly 3D printed in one of a selection of materials, including metal and plastic. In the case of silver the design is 3D printed in wax first and then cast.

Image of 3D voronoi sphere design by unellenu
3D computer render of Forest, Ocean & Air necklace design by unellenu
Image of 3D lotus design by unellenu